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Oscar ESSELBACH

Regimental number4171
Date of birth2 December 1890
Place of birthMaylands, South Australia
SchoolNorwood Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressLoxton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Esselbach, Loxton, South Australia
Enlistment date25 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Discharge date12 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, France.

Wounded, Mouquet Farm, 12 August 1916; invalided to 3rd General Hospital, Sheffield, England.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 September 1971
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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